Leaving Sydney late the night before we pulled into Seal Rocks in darkness. After briefly looking for a spot to set up camp we called it a night and woke up to first light in a new spot of coast. Sugarloaf light house is a quick 5 minute walk through the bush and offers views back towards Seal Rocks, South to Lighthouse beach and North up to Blueys/Boomerang Beach and Forster. Waiting for the sun to rise it was a clear morning and we had it all to ourselves.
After checking out the Light House, we grabbed a coffee from ‘Single Fin’ a local bloke and his wife who run a coffee shop out of their van. And it was some bloody good coffee. We sat on the hill and took in the morning’s rays.
Seal Rock’s has some of the clearest waters I’ve seen so I was keen to get back in the water and do some shooting.
After the swim it was back to the local shop for a pie for breakkie then exploring more of this magical place.
We drove South that arvo to Hawks Nest. Looking for a place to stay the night and refusing to pay for a camp site, we followed a sandy path into the dunes at sunset and found a little slice of beach all to ourselves for the night.
This is what we woke up to…
Mt. Yacaaba lies at the end of the Hawks Nest peninsula. The steep walk to the top takes around 1.5 hours but the views up there are something else.
The next morning we explored more of Fingal Bay, the peninsula reaches out to Fingal Island which is only accessible at low tide.
Finally we headed for Stockton Beach. We had done a bit of research but no photos can prepare you for what you see. We drove in the North entrance and spent the rest of the day driving the whole 20km length of beach to the South end. On the way we explored the biggest dunes we could find.